Quadrum is a micro game you can take anywhere and fit in your pocket. It's like dominos, but with more strategy.
Quadrum was funded with Kickstarter – over the course of three weeks, 641 backers pledged AU$13,020 to help bring this project to life. We are now opening up orders to non-Kickstarter backers.
Ever played Dominoes? Now imagine a game that is more fun, more strategic, super affordable, not to mention pocket-sized and perfect to whip out at any occasion.
Quadrum is latin for ‘square’ and the game consists of 24 square tiles with a symbol in each corner (from a choice of three different symbols). Each possible combination of the three symbols is represented exactly once. During the game the players need to play their tiles to the table so that the symbols match up.
It’s super simple to learn, but you can happily spend hours playing (we know from personal experience!).
How to set up
Shuffle the tiles and deal 12 to each player face up. The tiles remain face up the entire game.
How to win
The player who plays all their tiles first wins.
How to play
The player with the most four-of-a-kind tiles goes first. They start by playing any tile face up on the table. It is then the other player’s turn. Turns alternate between the players during which they place one or more tiles on the table. To play a tile it must be place next to at least one other tile, such that the tiles’ corners meet. Both symbols along the shared edge must agree whenever two tiles are next to each other.
“Next to” does not include diagonal neighbours.
On your turn, you start by playing one tile. If this tile is placed next to two or more tiles then you get to play another. This repeats until you play a tile next to only one tile. There is no limit to the number of tiles played in a single turn.
If it is impossible to play a tile, your turn ends. If you can play, you must do so. If neither player can go, then the game is a draw.